The Not Your Average Lives Podcast
Tips from a “Joy”-filled Aussie Who Loves “Nerding Out”!

Tips from a “Joy”-filled Aussie Who Loves “Nerding Out”!

October 26, 2020

EP66: Joy Pereira is the Founder and Chief Creator at Joy Pereira Creative, where she mentors and guides employees, new entrepreneurs and business owners to take action, pivot, develop unique ideas, passion projects and side hustles; to achieve creative growth, momentum and establish new foundations, through online programs, 1 on 1 and creative frameworks in the digital space.

She also facilitates online communities to collaborate, connect and transform their careers and lives by supporting women to be seen on social media and Go Live on camera to amplify their work, life and business and brings a wealth of diverse production experience, creative leadership, technical expertise, and processes that include well-being and mindfulness practices.

Joy has worked across a diverse range of productions over the last 23 years at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Her theatrical and event experience as a Production Stage Manager at the forefront of performance, has seen her lead and deliver thousands of diverse in-house events, most notably performances for major live artists, professional world orchestras, ideas, talks, festivals, product launches, speaker showcases and musicals.

“I love harvesting ideas and stitching moment-by-moment theatrical sequences together to make productions, events and live moments pop and I believe we can bring these techniques into our everyday to produce our very best lives.”

Joy's downtime involves seeking out Live Music, family time, blogging,
learning all things Neuroscience and the body plus Vintage Caravanning.

 

If you like to see more of her works, you can reach Joy on:

Website: https://joypereira.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joypereiracreative

You can listen to Nerds of Joy Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/nerds-of-joy-podcast/id1489529942

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

One Simple Word Switch Can Shift Your Subconscious Out Of Lack And Into Abundance

One Simple Word Switch Can Shift Your Subconscious Out Of Lack And Into Abundance

October 24, 2020

EP65: Two such simple and seemingly insignificant words, but when you drill down into the definitions of each, you get how they have a lot of power to the subconscious mind.

How often do you use the word "want?" And is it keeping you stuck in a lack mindset?

Now you know this simple little trick by catching it when you think it and quickly replacing it with the word "desire" which will shift you into a more detached and abundant state.

This has created quite a shift for me so of course I am sharing it with YOU! I hope it helps!!!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

A Business Inspired By A Special Birthday Gift

A Business Inspired By A Special Birthday Gift

October 19, 2020

EP64: Do what you love and find your joy! This episode is a great reminder to all of us that we have no idea what will happen when we just do the things we love. And when we do, the universe responds and opportunities open up.

My guest Nancy Nelson has an inspirational story of a late in life business that fell into her lap when she wasn't even looking! It all started with her love for crafts and wanting to find a unique birthday gift for her grandson.

So she found an old kid's table at a thrift store and dressed it up with a colorful mosaic. Little did she know, that the gift, which she posted on social media, would lead to lots of compliments and a business idea, as people started to notice and appreciate her work.

To see Nancy’s work and connect with her, you can reach her through:

Website: https://www.whimsiesbyjubilee.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/whimsiesbyjubilee/

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g

Would Your Priorities Change If You Knew You Came Here For A Purpose But Hadn’t Found It Yet?

Would Your Priorities Change If You Knew You Came Here For A Purpose But Hadn’t Found It Yet?

October 16, 2020

EP63: I am passionate about helping women find purpose - to uncover what they came here to do so they can live a more lit up rest-of-life. If you are searching for more purpose and the deep internal fulfillment that finding and living it will bring, reach out and let's chat. You can find me at the links below.

If you're curious about the book I was quoting from on today's episode, "A Happy Pocket Full of Money," by David Cameron Gikandi, you can find it on Amazon at the following link: https://amzn.to/3nV6yAa

Read it! It will change how you think and hopefully how you choose go forward in life!!!

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

Turning A Mother’s Philosophy Of Life Into A Book

Turning A Mother’s Philosophy Of Life Into A Book

October 12, 2020

EP62: After a 30-year career in telecommunications, where she authored magazine articles, white papers, and technical assessment reports, in this week’s episode, my guest Heidi Herman turned to fiction writing full-time, as inspired by her mother’s example. She likes to call herself a second-generation life adventurer, a philosophy she learned from her exuberant Icelandic mother. Whether it's learning to fly an airplane, paragliding in Iceland, or attempting to create recipes to make vegetables tasty, Heidi believes every experience in life is to be savored.

 

Listen as she shared her story on how she jumped into early retirement to pursue her passion in writing fiction. Not only that, she also opened up about the impact of her father's cancer diagnosis; stage three esophageal cancer at the age of 88. He beat the odds and overcame it, which altered Heidi’s thinking to balance more 'responsible living' with 'enjoyable living' and making the best out of your life.

Her work as an author was purely inspired by her mother, we also talked about her latest book “On With The Butter: Spread More Living Onto Everyday Life” which was inspired when Heidi worked to complete her mother’s final work, “Never Too Late.” She was 94 years old and had completed a year of new experiences to prove a person is never too old to enjoy life.

 

Heidi aims to inspire YOU in discovering to be open to positive influence, to embrace more activity in life, and enjoy new experiences.

 

“Áfram með smjörið is an Icelandic expression that means to keep moving, keep going, or get the job done. That applies so well to life and it's a fun mantra to stay connected. So let's all get going - On With The Butter!” - Heidi Herman

 

To see Heidi's work and if you want to connect with her, you can reach her through:

Website: www.heidihermanauthor.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/heidihermanauthor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heidihermanauthor

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:
Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

From Clueless To Purpose-Driven In 7 Weeks!

From Clueless To Purpose-Driven In 7 Weeks!

October 6, 2020

EP61: What a great story of commitment and perseverance! I have no doubt you will be inspired by the changes Heidi has made, over a very short time this summer, and is now waking up motivated and energized.

Please reach out to Heidi in social media if you like this episode and let her know. And if you're curious about her podcast "Acres of Life Lessons" and would like to listen, you can find it here: https://anchor.fm/h-r8

Don't forget to leave her a review!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heidi.riter

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g  

If Your Affirmations Aren’t Working, You Could Be Making One of These Mistakes

If Your Affirmations Aren’t Working, You Could Be Making One of These Mistakes

October 2, 2020

EP60: In this episode, I go over the 3 big mistakes people make when using Affirmations. I did them wrong for a long time and could never figure out why they didn't seem to work.

So if you're doing them, but don't feel they're "working," try these simple tweaks and see what happens. You might be pleasantly surprised! 

If you'd like to check out the ThinkUp app I mentioned, the links to download the app are below. 

Apple device: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/thinkup-positive-affirmations/id906660772

Android device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.think.up&hl=en

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!
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If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g  

 

Ice Cream & Sex (But Not The Kind You Think!) - A Sexagenarian Shares Her Lifelong Dilemma of Loving Food and Hating Exercise

Ice Cream & Sex (But Not The Kind You Think!) - A Sexagenarian Shares Her Lifelong Dilemma of Loving Food and Hating Exercise

September 28, 2020

EP59: Today you'll hear an inspirational story from Esta McIntyre who dealt with a lifetime of weight challenges due to the bad habits passed down to her by her obese parents. But the late-in-life fitness transformation she shares just goes to show you that it's never too late to get in shape OR start a new career. 

Esta is 65 years young, a food lover and non-enthusiastic exerciser. She is very passionate and committed in helping people find their “Custom Fitness Blueprint" in achieving their fitness goals. 

She's also the founder of My Health Studio in Westlake Village, a 15 year old boutique fitness and wellness studio offering the finest in group, semi-private and private fitness, CPR and wellness education.

Her story is a true evidence that determination and strong mindset is the key to achieving whatever you desire. She completed her training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Precision Nutrition as well as many other respected accredited institutions. But what I love about her is that she puts the fun in fitness. She incorporates humor, care and hope to the people she coaches. 

You can learn more about Esta in her newly published book: "Fitness for Women Who Love to Eat and Hate to Move". which you can find on Amazon using the following link: https://amzn.to/36bDvC8

 

If you want to connect and see more of Esta's work, you can reach her through:
Website: https://www.estamcintyre.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Esta-McIntyre-580662535952438/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/estamcintyre

 

If you are interested to join in her Virtual Zoom Classes, here is the link of the website: https://www.myhealthstudio.com/

 

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g   

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

#Thursdaythoughts - The Crazy Truth Why I Never Had Enough Time

#Thursdaythoughts - The Crazy Truth Why I Never Had Enough Time

September 24, 2020

EP58: What if your busyness is creating so many blocks in your life that it's preventing you from finding the fulfillment you desire?

So many of us walk through the world, completely unaware of how we are using our time and are not using it in a deliberate and conscious fashion. A lot of us - and I was the Queen B of this problem -  find ourselves controlled by time.

In my past, I showed up as a workaholic with a constant need to do more and more which meant I ended up with less and less time. And although I worked my tail off, I still found myself feeling less accomplished and needing more time, stuck in a vicious cycle.

So in this episode, I shared with you my latest AHAs on the subject of time from the book I am currently reading. It's been so eye-opening to gain this new perspective and it validates a lot of what I teach about doing less and meditating & journaling more.

The emphasis placed on the importance of living in the present moment is something that everyone would benefit from hearing and applying!

If you are a Busy Doer, stop doing, be quiet and see what comes up...

Here's the link to the book I'm reading, "Happy Pocket Full of Money" on Amazon using this link: https://amzn.to/367WbSW

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g  

 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

Are You Really Showing Up Authentically? Now You Can Find Out Through A Simple Virtual Typing Session!

Are You Really Showing Up Authentically? Now You Can Find Out Through A Simple Virtual Typing Session!

September 21, 2020

EP57: I'm excited to have Alex Paulos, a personality expert and leadership coach and author of the Recognizing People, as my special guest today. 

Alex has “cracked the code” into providing genetically-based personality assessments based on his intuitive system of understanding people and the facades they seek to hide behind.

He has worked with several companies and thousands of individuals to help them utilize their unique talents and strengths to fulfill their potential and create cohesive relationships and businesses.

With Paulos Personality Typology, Alex gives individuals & companies the keys to understanding themselves and others. His main goal is to help people create more balance, peace, and fulfillment in their lives.

I learned about Alex through another podcast I listen to and as soon as I finished listening to that interview, I immediately went to his website and signed up for a typing session. 

My experience was so mind blowing that I arranged a typing session for the students in my Second Half S.P.A.R.K. School with Alex and his team. Being able to witness their transformational experience as they got typed was a coach's dream. 

I can attest to the fact that what Alex and his team are able to do in a very short time is pretty incredible. And for that reason, I wanted to bring him onto my podcast and introduce him to my listeners so they too can have an opportunity to work with him and have their own transformational experience.

If you're interested in scheduling a typing session, go to Alex's website at https://innershift.com/

If you'd like to connect or reach out to ME, you can find me at:

Website: https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieColvinWright/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_your_average_grandma/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcdrdwsxdpkyFAZNHsb622g 

I'm always looking for interesting guests so if you have a great midlife story of transformation to share or know of someone who does, let's connect!

 

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